Macbook taking a really long time to shut down completely.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dan7592, Feb 2, 2007.

  1. macrumors regular

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    #1
    I turn off the macbook, and it stays on the desktop picture for a really long time (no dock or menu bar is shown) for about an hour. Does yours do this? What do you suggest I do?
     
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    bearbo

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    #2
    does this happen every time?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    #3
    Well I mainly see it when I use it with an external monitor, keyboard, speakers, and mouse.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    This happened with my Macbook...I went to Terminal in the Utilities folder and typed in: sudo periodic daily weekly monthy

    then press return, it'll ask you for your password, type that in and wait a couple minutes until it prompts you again, then its done. This worked for me, its usually took 30-60 seconds to shut down and only the desktop showed with no icons or toolbar or dock on the desktop, but that fixed the problem, now it only takes 5 seconds 10 seconds tops to shut down


    hopes this works for you
     
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    SFStateStudent

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    I got this prompt screen:

    WARNING: Improper use of the sudo command could lead to data loss
    or the deletion of important system files. Please double-check your
    typing when using sudo. Type "man sudo" for more information.

    To proceed, enter your password, or type Ctrl-C to abort.


    Looks a bit like overkill, but wasn't this a system cleanup for Mac OS X TIGER? :eek:
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    #6
    nope thats right....
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    Feb 3, 2009
    #7
    Let me know if this worked for you or not
     

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